Specialized puppy & kitten care at Galveston Veterinary Clinic Galveston

Kitten Wellness

Our kitten wellness program is designed to offer your new kitten all the benefits of veterinary services available to provide a healthy start in life. To ensure that your kitten receives complete preventative care to protect against disease, we recommend a series of visits. During these visits, your kitten will receive all vaccinations needed to maintain good health. In addition, a veterinarian will thoroughly examine your kitten to identify any potential problems.

We will also perform two laboratory tests to ensure your kitten isn't harboring an undetected illness. One of the tests will check for intestinal parasites (worms). Intestinal parasites can cause gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting or diarrhea. They can cause your kitten to become anemic (low red blood cell count) and in severe cases even result in death. Performing a fecal test allows us to treat your kitten with the proper medication for the parasite detected. The other test we will perform will test for Feline Leukemia. Feline Leukemia is a virus that can be transmitted from the mother. If the test results are positive it will mean a lifetime commitment to a pet with special needs.

Because your kitten's health and well-being will depend on more than just vaccinations, we will talk with you about caring for your kitten, training and behavior concerns and answer any questions you might have about caring for your new family member.

Kitten series visits consist of:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exam
  • Intestinal Parasite (worm) Testing and Treatment
  • Feline Leukemia Testing
  • Vaccinations
    • Feline Rabies
    • Panleukopenia
    • Feline Rhinotracheitis
    • Feline Calicivirus
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Feline Herpesvirus
  • Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior problems and socialization.